Monday, September 25, 2006

After Iqbal comes Dor

Some movies just make you cry for joy. Dor, by Nagesh Kukkunoor, is one such. Simplicity is its USP. It totally lives up to Iqbal in that context. Though, the themes of both movies are miles apart, most of the casting is shared. The actors blend so well with their characters, you'll hardly feel the déjà vu of Iqbal. Gul Panag and Ayesha Takia have gone beyond my expectations. Shreyas Talpade is endearing as always. The movie had a predictable ending, but what I liked most was the beautiful friendship that blossoms between the two girls. The things they learn from each other: Zeenat (Gul) to be a bit less harsh about the world around her, and Meera (Ayesha) to be a bit more assertive when making and executing her choices. It puts all the sex-and-violence-sells kind of movies to shame, just as Iqbal did. These two movies are a proof that there still are good stories to tell and good ways to tell them. Nagesh himself is not very convincing in the tiny part he played. He either doesn't look the part or is a pathetic actor (like Mahesh Manjrekar who directs well but sucks when it comes to acting). In any case, hats off to Nagesh for this awesome movie.
Oh, did I forget to mention the beautiful landscapes and costumes in addition to Ayesha and Gul looking great without their makeup? Oops, I totally forgot about the great music score! Go check out for yourselves.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

This came as a suprise

No, no! It's not me. It's my sweet little boyfriend. I'd expected him to be anything other than Harry Potter. Maybe Ron Weasely or Cedric Diggory. In another test he took, he turned out to be Bill Weasley, which is more likely, I believe. In any case, he should heed the advice in the last sentence... not for others, but occassionally for me... poor chap--I bully him like crazy!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hell, I'm glad!!

My "inner eye" could see it ever since I came to know this character ;-) A book-worm, bossy, and above all a witch: what more similarities could I ask for? She isn't great looking, but confident, gutsy, and protective.

And I confess I've become a Harry Potter freak. But, as the first few lines in this entry indicate, it's more because of the presence of other strong characters, than because of Harry Potter himself.

I revere Dumbledore. I would normally not idolize anyone, but this person seems like what I would want myself to be. He's wisdom personified! Though he is a storehouse of knowledge, he does not glorify rules. As he confesses in one of the motion-picture versions of the book, he burned down the curtains of his four-poster bed when he was a student. But I'm sure he damn well learnt something from the experience and put it to good use. He lets kids be kids, at the same time imparting knowledge and values to those who seek them. Why can't we have more mentors like him?

A sequel to blueness!
You Are Sky Blue

Dreamy and creative, you see the potential in everyone ... and everything!
And while you strive to have an ideal life, you are pretty mellow about it. You know your time will come.

Hmmm, there are times when I am very enthusiastic about working out certain possibilities. Then along comes a person (or crisis) that dampens my spirits. When this happens more than twice, and the next time a similar possibility presents itself, I don't even bother. Hmmpff!!

But the last sentence here, makes me hopeful again :)

Why I haven't been posting lately

You May Be a Bit Borderline...

Your mood swings make a roller coaster look tame!
When you're up, you're a little bit crazy...
And when you're down, your whole world is crashing
Scary thing is, these moods can change by the minute!

There have been so many things I wanted to write about, and so many times I could. I used to feel a strong urge to write but the next minute it would be gone, and I would keep wondering what the hell's wrong with me? Got this answer today, though it isn't entirely satisfactory... The worst part is, my blogging is not the only thing that's affected.